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Hingham Housing Authority ByLaws - as amended on 7/9/2019

Name Term Expires
James Marathas, Director  
Janine Suchecki, Chair 2024
Irma Lauter, Vice Chair and State Appointee 2025
Michelle Larned, Member 2027
Megan Buhr, CPC Liaison 2025
Ruth Bennett, Tenant Board Member 2023

Welcome to Hingham Housing Authority

We are located at 30 Thaxter Street in Hingham, the former home of the West Elementary School. In 1971 the state purchased the property for $1 and in 1974 the first phase of the development was built. Housing and buildings consisted of 6 units of congregate housing and 58 apartments of c.667 housing. The second phase was built in 1990 which produced 20 more units of c.667 and 8 units of c. 705 family housing. Additional, a single family house was built on Beal Street in collaboration with the Department of Mental Health, under c. 689, housing up to 16 individuals supported by programs administered by the department.

For an application or more information, please visit the Hingham Housing Authority Website An application may also be obtained by visiting 30 Thaxter Street, or by calling the Hingham Housing Authority at 781-741-1417, during normal business hours. 

Housing Choice Voucher Program

We also administer a tenant based federally funded Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 program (HCVP). There are currently 50 participants on this program, 25 of which belong to the Housing Authority and the others we administer for other local housing authorities. These are privately owned rental properties whereby the participant selects a unit and the owner agrees to participate on the program.

Rent Capped

These units must pass an annual Housing Quality Standards inspection and the rent is capped at a fair market rent published by HUD. The participants may pay 30-40% of their adjusted income for rent and utilities; a federal subsidy is paid to the owner on behalf of the tenant making up the difference between the fair market rent and tenant's portion. Participants may live anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico under this program.

Homeless Veterans

The Authority partnered with local agencies and Father Bill's to administer 5 project-based section 8 vouchers to homeless veterans. The 5 vouchers are attached a property located on Fort Hill Street under a contract for a minimum of 20 years whereby the Housing Authority will subsidize rental payments for the residents of the house.

Affordable Homebuyer Program

The Hingham Housing Authority is also a recognized Monitoring and Lottery Agent for Affordable Homebuyer programs.


For application information, please visit How to Become an Applicant  

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